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“Façade Festival is a monumental public art project and cultural event taking place from sunset to midnight each evening from September 8th to 14th, 2019 on the Georgia Street façade of the Vancouver Art Gallery, above the newly constructed šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square in the heart of downtown Vancouver.

A selection of BC contemporary artists, both established and early-career, have been commissioned to create ten stunning, site-specific works of art. Using the technology known as ‘projection mapping’, the works have been tailored specifically for the Vancouver Art Gallery’s iconic architecture, and will be projected over its Georgia Street façade, covering the building with moving, dynamic artwork. Façade Festival is an immersive, large-scale artistic experience that will be shared by tens of thousands of attendees.”


“The Vancouver Art Gallery has collaborated with partners Capture Photography Festival and Indian Summer Festival in addition to Asian Art Archive to develop a rich picture of India’s art ecology in the Rotunda, located at the center of our third floor galleries.

The Rotunda’s walls feature murals by local artist Sandeep Johal and quotes selected by local writer Sirish Rao. With videos, publications and an ongoing schedule of public programming, this interpretative space is organized for viewers to further consider the themes in the exhibition Moving Still: Performative Photography in India.

Through the inspirational stories of 50 famous and under-celebrated women from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, South Asian girls will have a chance to dream about lives for themselves that radically differ from the limited narratives and stereotypes written for them by their culture, wider society and the mainstream media.

Bringing together illustrious entertainers (Meera Syal, Jameela Jamil, Mindy Kaling), pioneering business leaders (Indra Nooyi, Anjali Sud, Ruchi Sanghvi) and a host of other, equally remarkable yet less well known, figures (including the British Muslim spy, Noor Inayat Khan, and fearless activist, Jayaben Desai), Stories for South Asian Supergirls seeks to redress the imbalance for young girls of colour by empowering them to break new ground for themselves and to inspire others in the process.

Illustrated with striking portraits by ten international South Asian female artists, this is a book for all ages - the perfect gift that will be treasured by parents as much as their children will enjoy reading them.

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Sept 8-14
Facade Festival
Burrard Arts Foundation in partnership with the Vancouver Art Gallery

August 10
Live Mural Painting
Kaleidoscope Arts Festival
Town Centre Park, Coquitlam

August 1-10
Vancouver Mural Festival
Year 4 Gallery Show
Opening Nite August 1, 6-10 pm
14 West 7th Avenue

June 5- Sept 21
Bard on the Beach, Vanier Park

May 16
Worldwide Launch of Stories for South Asian Supergirls

April 19-Sept 2
Four Murals “Altars”
Vancouver Art Gallery (third floor rotunda)
Community Outreach portion of Moving Still: Performative Photography In India

June 6-29
In/Visible: Body as Reflective Site
McClure Gallery and the Visual Arts Centre in partnership with the IMPACTS PROJECT, Montreal

June 1
Conversation with Sandeep Johal and Sirish Rao (co-founder of Indian Summer Festival
Access Awareness Day
Vancouver Art Gallery

March 25 - June 7
She Left Only To Come Back

Art Rental & Sales Operated by the Vancouver Art Gallery

Jan 18
Drink and Draw with
special guest DJ Shamik
7-9 pm
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate

Nov 30
Forward, Backwards, Sideways: Critical Turns in South Asian Canadian Art and Culture
Arts and Culture Roundtable
12 - 2 pm
University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford

Sept 19
Civic Hotel Grand Opening
Live Painting + Mural unveiling
6-9 pm
13475 Central Ave, Surrey

Sept 4-8
Wall to Wall Mural Festival

July 5-15

Indian Summer Festival

June 28
Masala Mobb Pop-Up
Group Show
Slice of Life Gallery + Studios

May 1-12
ArtSmash 2018
Mural Painting + Unveiling

April 30 - May 3
Friend or Foe?
Group Show
Kafkas Coffee +Tea

April 25
Adjacentlands: Conversation on Contemporary Art
Panel Discussion
6.30-9 pm
Surrey Art Gallery

© Sandeep Johal 2019